Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We arrived savely in Stavanger a big city in Norway!

Hi, there...

we arrived today, in a really bad weather, stormy and wet outside.

We were so hungry of the long travelling, so we opened the little bag of sweet bears! Sorry Margot!

Now we are tired... So we are resting now on top of Margots old Radio, which she used as a little kid listening to Radio Luxembourg. Margot had a lot of work to do tomorrow morning!

kind regards Hans, Paul and Margot

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A day of work with Monique

We got the possibility to go with our host to her work last week.
Just as we got there, the big truck had arrived to deliver our mail. We have to sort it all out and we and Thomas (my mail friend) had a great time in the sorting boxes.
At first they were empty, but as soon as the work was done, they got filled up again and no more room for playing.
Then they took a ride in the mail carrier, with tv guides. They have to be delivered too.
And when I get all my mail for the route that day, I'm on my way!
We and Thomas came along for the ride. But no pictures of how that looked, Monique had her hands full!

We had a great time, and a great trip getting home and arrived safely.

Monique and Thomas wish us lots of fun on the next trip!

Thank you Monique for being us a great host!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A nice sightseeingtour in Burgum only for us!

Our Home for the time in the Netherlands...
At first we went to the canal. My family goes there all the time, and our host had fond memories of that place. It's quiet, peacefull, wide views and the sound of water. Because it's fall, there are less tourists but in the summer the canal is crawling with sailingboats and little pleasure cruizers.
It was the ancient church in our village. It dates back to the late 12 century. It's still standing eventhough the original monestry has been broken down. The street is still called after it.
Hans and Paul just sat down, took in the view and relaxed in the sun. It was a true pleasure. (mail 2)
The view was excellent but it was time to go to the next location.
Our village has a lot of trees. Really. A lot. Most of them are standing for a long time, but lately an illness has been flattening the chesnuttrees. But those are quickly replaced. Around the church it is also very green. We took another break and sat down to take a long look at the church. In contrast to many countries, our churches are always closed. Except on Sunday for service. So we didn't see the great organ and the inside.
Next stop: the harbour.
The canal was dug in 1949-1951 and it has a little harbour for pleasure ships and sailboats. Larger ships can dock along the canal on several locations and on the other side of the canal ships are built! Real big ships.
When we turned around they saw an original harbour house. Again, a big tree.. And more water. The house was the residence of the director of the Cheese Factory. It's a rural community and all those cows make plenty of milk for making cheese. Our cheese was famous, but nowadays it's nowhere to be found. Helas.

The last stop was a "State" or in english, Estate. A large house with plenty of grounds to play, sit, enjoy and see bulbs in spring coming up. It's a very popular place for peoples wedding pictures. Later the fun can continue inside; there is a party room! Again, closed on regular days, so no peaking inside.

Tomorrow the last pictures will make. A friend of us will take us on a little tour around the mail-center where he work.
Then, we will get ready to go home again.